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Snapchat boss tearful at Sony hack

Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel left "devastated" as plans for his messaging app are leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack.

Mobile deal to reduce 'not-spots'

Agreement is reached between the government and the country's biggest mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK.

New Blackberry 'back to its roots'

Blackberry launches what it calls a "no-nonsense" smartphone in a bid to win back business customers.

Google considers data risk warnings

Google is proposing to warn people their data is at risk every time they visit websites that do not use the "HTTPS" system.

Jeans made to block wireless signals

Jeans that block wireless RFID signals, prevent hackers accessing card details, are to go on sale.

Sony movie's NY premiere cancelled

The New York premiere of The Interview, a comedy about the assassination of North Korea's president, is cancelled amid threats from hackers.

Glitch reveals Apprentice finalists

The names of the finalists for this year's series of The Apprentice are apparently revealed ahead of time due to a glitch on the show's website.

Apple halts Russian online sales

Technology giant Apple says it cannot currently sell products online in Russia because the rouble's value is too volatile for it to set prices.

Apple defeats $1bn case over iTunes

Technology behemoth Apple has been found not guilty of engaging in anti-competitive behaviour by a jury in California.

Microsoft rivals unite over data row

Apple and eBay are among those supporting Microsoft's stand against handing over data stored in Ireland to the US government.

Google threatened with £12m fine

Google has been threatened with a fine of up to 15m euros (£12m) if it does not do a better job of protecting the privacy of Dutch citizens

Skype gets real-time translating tool

Microsoft launches the test version of a new Skype tool which translates foreign languages in real time. sold in £76m deal, the firm which came to fame at the height of the boom, has been sold to Swiss travel firm Bravofly Rumbo for $120m (£76m).

Ofcom names Sharon White as new boss

Ofcom, the UK's telecoms regulator, has named senior Treasury official Sharon White as its new chief executive.

NSA spying prompts security changes

Continuing revelations about government-backed surveillance have prompted millions of people to do more to keep their data private, suggests a survey.

Pirate Bay 'copy' goes online

Isohunt, a website providing access to mostly pirated material, has put online a clone of closed-down rival The Pirate Bay

Sydney siege brings Uber criticism

Cab-ordering firm Uber is facing criticism again, this time for charging passengers far more during the cafe hostage crisis in Sydney, Australia.

VIDEO: The rise of 'selfie sticks'

How handheld extendable poles for smartphones are growing in popularity around the world - along with their detractors.

Google 2014: World Cup tops searches

Who is Banksy?, Peaches Geldof and Hull City all feature on Google's end of year trends list.

VIDEO: TV technology for the 2020 Olympics

How Japanese broadcaster NHK is preparing for hi-tech coverage of the 2020 Olympics.

VIDEO: Festival celebrates indie gaming

Marc Cieslak visits GameCity which looks to promote the cultural benefits of playing games.

VIDEO: US navy develops 'fish' robot

The US military has been showing off its latest catch.

VIDEO: Inside the 'Harry Potter' church

A church in Hackney is using technology to help explore "digital empathy".

VIDEO: MPs 'not equipped to deal with tech'

MPs are not equipped to deal with technology and too reliant on the web firms they scrutinise, says Wendy Hall.

VIDEO: Testing out paying by gloves

The first contactless payment gloves are being trialled in stores in the run up to Christmas - Rory Cellan-Jones put them to the test.

VIDEO: New York offers free gigabit wi-fi

How the Big Apple plans to future proof itself by offering a wi-fi network that is 100 times faster than the average municipal wi-fi.

VIDEO: 'Biggest battery' could cut energy bills

Scientists have built the biggest battery in Europe, to see if it can store power locally, rather than rely on the national grid. It could cut consumer's energy bills.

VIDEO: The lift that goes sideways

A new system of lifts is being proposed that operate without cables.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

A look at some of the week's tech headlines including the mail service trialling 3D printing

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